Boehner to Obama: Fire Your Economic Team

The House Republican leader will call for the resignation of President Obama's economic team.

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BY Aliyah Shahid
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

John Boehner wants to go on a firing spree.

The House Republican leader will call for the resignation of President Obama's economic team on Tuesday.

In the text of an economic address to be given at the City Club of Cleveland, Boehner calls for a "fresh start," for the economy and says Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and White House economic adviser Larry Summers should both call it quits.

"President Obama should ask for - and accept - the resignations of the remaining members of his economic team, starting with Secretary Geithner and Larry Summers, the head of the National Economic Council," Boehner said.

He added that the President's team is short of "real-world, hands-on experience" in creating jobs.

The speech is widely being viewed as a preview of how Boehner might carry himself if the GOP wins the House in November and the Ohio Republican becomes Speaker.

"Now, this is no substitute for a referendum on the President's job-killing agenda. That question will be put before the American people in due time," he said "But we do not have the luxury of waiting months for the President to pick scapegoats for his failing 'stimulus' policies."